What would you say are the key items when you read a hub that make you vote up?
What makes the hub good quality in your eyes? What makes you want to read it til the end? What capsules capture your attention the most? And on the reverse side, what makes you hit that back button fast or decide a hub is poor quality and not worth your time?
Good English, easy and free flow, clarity of thought, logical flow of ideas, capability to sustain interest, small paragraphs, absence of Amazon modules in between the article, relevant pictures in between the articles... Presence of humor or some intelligent/ novel writing style is a big plus for me to read an article fully.
Interesting information presented in an attractive way, easy to read yet with all the info you need to know about that specific topic.
I tend to look for a well written piece of work, with plenty of research where necessary, some personal experience thrown in for good measure and appropriate good quality, self taken images. Wow, sounds like I'm looking for perfection! Maybe I am. But if all the criteria are filled I'll read to the end and, if I'm not familiar with the author, I'll go to their profile and look up one or two more articles.
I wince when I meet bad grammar and often don't read beyond the first glaring error.
I don't like hubs with too many Amazon capsules. For me this points to an author who is simply there for the sales.
I like hubs that teach me something. they are authoritative, but have just enough personal experience tied in to not feel like regurgitated information. I enjoy text that is broken up. A large wall of text or huge paragraphs are hard on the eyes and I will click away.
I also can't stand horrible grammar and spelling. We all make mistakes, but when people don't make an effort to improve it or correct it, then sorry, I can't make the effort to decipher it.
I enjoy hubs with visuals - particularly with how-to or instructional hubs.
I thumbs up an article when it is well written, well researched, and keeps my interest the whole way through. The research can be replaced by the experience of the author, if the author maintains his credibility throughout. I am also a fan of How to and DIY articles, and if I learn something new from them, I give a thumbs up.
by Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago
I recently had a hub un-featured for engagement, as the half-circle indicates. I think this is an unfair practice and should be eliminated entirely. Here's why I feel this way:Our hub traffic is often affected by the time of year, holidays, seasons, and current events to name a few. If left alone,...
by Catherine Giordano 15 months ago
A couple of days ago I get an email from HubPages saying my hub had been reviewed and it was fine. This hub was moved to a niche site 2 weeks earlier. Why was it reviewed again. Are hubs chosen for review at random. I think this is the first time I got this kind of email.
by Kate Swanson 23 months ago
Now I understand what people have been complaining about!I submitted this Hub to Bellatory:http://hubpages.com/style/Hair---Color-or-Go-Grayand got back the same standard email as everyone else did, with the following suggestions: " Links: All links in the article...
by RanaKm 3 years ago
So, I've had a hub unpublished due to HP claiming that it's overly promotional.The hub only has 2 outbound links ( which is the number of links we're allowed to put for the other external sites ) this is the only thing that I'm having in my hub.There is also NO amazon products or Ebay or...
by Laura 4 years ago
Hello,I'm new to Hub. First a compliment. After coming off another content site, and researching others for a long, long time, it's a Godsend to come to a place that demands lengthy, quality work. I value quality articles over quantity, but here's my kicker.I want some money. I know it takes...
by Glenn Stok 18 months ago
I noticed that hubs in niche sites no longer include the "More by this author" section below the hub. Is this just an oversight or was it a decision to drop it on niche sites?
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